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05-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Anyone know the difference between RI and R5 DVDr releases?
( Is there R2, R3 and R4 releases as well?):)

05-24-2007, 07:09 PM
Note on R5/TCs

Over the past 6 months the major movie studios have been releasing
retail dvds early in Russia. They do this to stop the widespread
use of pirated telecines (which were once very common). Lately
however there has been very few real telecines, most of the scene
telecines you see are actually R5 retails.
R5 retail is rushed out by the studio, they are basically competing
with pirates, so there is little to no cleanup of the film after the
telecine process. So the main difference between telecines put out
by the pirates is that the r5s are done using pro equipment,
professional studios and professional people. The quality of R5

retail is very similar to dvdscrs, no time is usually spent cleaning
up dvdscrs either.

The range of quality we now have is like this.
R1/2 retail DVDSCR R5 Retail Telecine Telesync Cam.
Vhs scr and wps, come around the ts mark (obviously differs
between rls).

We will be tagging future releases as follows:

Tag: R5 Example: Moviename.R5.format-group

Description: Any R5 retail with english audio will be tagged as this.
In the past R5 with english audio has been wrong tagged as, TC (ex:
Trust.The.Man.LiMiTED.DVDSCR.DVDR-BOOM) and DVDRip (ex:
We want to cut this bullshit, and just tag as R5, not as dvdrip,
just a new category: R5.

Tag: R5.LINE Example: Moviename.R5.LINE.format-group

Any R5 retail, which hasnt got english audio will be synced
to DIRECT LINE english audio and tagged as R5.LINE. In the past these
have been tagged as TC (ex: Crank.TC.XviD-ZN) and DVDSCR(ex:

Tag: TC Example Moviename.TC.format-group

Any illegally produced non studio telecine, should be tagged TC.

Basically we are sick of whats happening, somebody has to make a
stand, just look at the whole pirates of the caribbean mess!

hope that helps

05-24-2007, 07:24 PM
Basically a R5 (region 5) is a russian DVD release w/ Direct audio. A R1 is a real retail DVD from Region 1


05-24-2007, 07:47 PM
thx to both